One year after the Glasgow climate conference, nations have failed to make progress on reducing emissions. But there are reasons for optimism beyond the boardroom


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October 26, 2022

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ON NOVEMBER 6, the next international climate summit, called COP27, will begin in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Global leaders will once again shake hands, smile for the cameras and get down to the hard work of negotiating how to mitigate global warming at the end of the year, when its devastating effects have become more evident than ever.

Last year’s COP26 summit in Glasgow, UK, was billed as the world’s last chance to keep the goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C. The Glasgow Climate Pact called on countries to present more ambitious plans to limit or…

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